MCM Registration

Registration for the 2021 Marine Corps Marathon will begin with MCM Runners Club members during February. Rolling Registration for the public opens in March. All registration is virtual-only at this time. Runners must first be registered for the virtual event to have the first option to participate in any event that is ultimately approved to host a live, in-person version.


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Authority: 10 U.S.C. 5041, Headquarters, US Marine Corps; Marine Corps Order P1700.27B, Marine Corps Community Services Policy Manual (MCCS); Marine Corps Marathon Charter effective 27 Mar 2007; and SORN MMC00010.

Purpose: To register, acknowledge and promote participation in Marine Corps Marathon Organization events. Information is used to plan, organize, coordinate and execute the events and communicate with the runners and volunteers before, during and after the event to include publication of finisher results, finisher certificates and race photographs, videos and motion pictures. Data and photographs, videotape, motion pictures and other recordings may be used by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization and its select sponsors for surveys, publications on websites, race programs and promotions, newspaper articles, newsletters and other race marketing purposes and runner enhancements.

Routine Uses: Information is accessed by Marine Corps Marathon Organization personnel with a need to know to meet the purpose. Information may be provided to television, online and print media to provide publicity on the Marine Corps Marathon Organization events and to selected sponsors approved by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization. A complete list and explanation of the applicable routine uses is published in the authorizing SORN available at

Disclosure: Voluntary. However, failure to provide the information may result in ineligibility to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon Organization events.

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Registration for the 46th MCM opens on March 10 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern with a virtual-only option. Those registered for the virtual event have the first option to participate in any event that is ultimately approved to host a live, in-person version.


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Military Registration

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization has traditionally offered discounted and early access to registration for active duty military and reservists. It is always our honor to extend this courtesy as a show of appreciation to the men and women who serve our country. With the initial shift to a virtual-only event registration for the 2021 MCM, any additional discount is not possible. Both, civilian and military, runners are encouraged to sign up for the 46th MCM beginning on March 10 for $55.

Runners Club​

The MCM welcomes back the event’s most frequent participants with exclusive registration for MCM Runners Club members. Those individuals who have completed at least five MCMs and successfully completed the Runners Club membership process will receive an email during February with information regarding registration for the MCM. A virtual finish in the MCM or MCM50K will count toward Runners Club status and eligibility.

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Defer Re-Registration

Runners who deferred an entry from 2020 to the 2021 Marine Corps Marathon Weekend must re-register to complete this process. These runners will receive an instructional email and re-registration link to use on February 10, 2021. There will be no additional fees associated with the re-registration. Runners, who utilize a deferred entry to re-register for the virtual 2021 MCM, will be eligible for an in-person event should that become an option.


Ambitious runners can register and complete three MCM Weekend events through a combination of virtual and possibly in-person events comprised of the MCM, MCM50K and MCM10K. This challenge will reward finishers with a stunning challenge coin in addition to the corresponding finisher medals.

Semper Fi Challenge

Semper Fi Challenge participants will wear a unique bib and receive a special Semper Fi Challenge medal at the finish line of the 46th MCM after completing events in May (Historic Half or Devil Dog Double) and October 2021. The October event may be either, the MCM or the MCM50K. The Challenge medal will be awarded in addition to the individual event medals.


Bigger than big. Runners must complete the virtual ultra-distance during designated run dates in October 2021. Registration will open on March 10, 2021.

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Runners must complete the 6.2-mile distance between designated run dates in October 2021. Runners across the country and around the world can bring the spirit of the MCM10K to sidewalks, trails or favorite local routes. Registration will open on April 14, 2021.

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